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Neighborhood contemplates forming district to solve street, water problems

Neighbors on Willow and Yucca streets are working to form a Local Improvement District with the goal of improving their water supply and road infrastructure.

The LID will allow residents to access the city's credit and share the financial burden of the improvements, while paying them off over the course of 10 to 30 years.

The idea for the Willow Street LID first came up in 2018, when Josh Victor found out that 28 of his rental properties in the neighborhood were affected by pollution from the nearby mill property. Unsafe levels of arsenic affect some of the wells in the area, and many of t...